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Not to be confused with Spangle.
SMG Sprangler Render.png
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Mario and Yoshi climb the Fossil Planet.
Mario and Yoshi near Spranglers in the Yoshi Star Galaxy

Spranglers[1] are dark gray-striped spiders with a brown head that first appear in Super Mario Galaxy. They hang from ceilings and overhangs by a thread of silk and appear mostly in the Ghostly Galaxy, Sea Slide Galaxy, and Bowser Jr.'s Airship Armada. Spranglers swing back and forth on their threads like a pendulum in an attempt to damage the player. They can be defeated by jumping on them or with two spins. They release a coin or three Star Bits, depending on how they are defeated.

They reappear in Super Mario Galaxy 2, only being found in Yoshi Star Galaxy and Tall Trunk Galaxy.

Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
ObjectData/StringSpider.arc StringSpider Transliteration of below
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
ストリングスパイダー (Sutoringu Supaidā) String Spider

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ツリグモ[2]

French Arayée[3]
Scuttlebug's french name
German Trippeltrap
Scuttle bug
Italian Bizzoragno[4]
Spanish (NOE) Araña deslizadora
Sliding Spider


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 30.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 127 and 160.
  3. ^ Super Mario Encyclopedia; pag. 127 & 160
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 127